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Old 01-25-2016, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default Best for clay, trap, skeet???

Dont't want to spend $2000 but short of that... what would you say is the best all around for someone just wanting to get into this type of shooting... I just joined a club that has a very nice set up for this type of shooting... I currently have a Rem. 1100... a Browning twelvette... a Stevens double in 12 gauge... and a couple of 870s... but I am considering an overunder... just don't think I want a Citori... ???

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Old 01-25-2016, 01:52 AM   #2
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Check these out
Mossberg Maverick Hunter Shotgun.
Stoeger Condor
Yildiz SPZ ME
I own a Bakal and have been quite pleased with it.
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Here is the Bakal I have. It aint all that pretty, but it gets the job done.

I found this pic on the net. Aint got a pic of mine.
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Dont't want to spend $2000 but short of that... what would you say is the best all around for someone just wanting to get into this type of shooting... I just joined a club that has a very nice set up for this type of shooting... I currently have a Rem. 1100... a Browning twelvette... a Stevens double in 12 gauge... and a couple of 870s... but I am considering an overunder... just don't think I want a Citori... ???

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What is wrong with a Citori? Several million made, and the gent who won the NSSA Skeet World Shoot used one. Miroku makes a fine shotgun.
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You have an 1100, start with that and shoot as many others as you can BEFORE buying one. One gun usually works fine for Skeet and Sporting, but if you want to get good at trap you will need a trap gun. You can shoot trap with a hunting, Sporting, or Skeet gun, and in my opinion it is much easier than using a Trap gun to shoot the others.
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I started shooting trap with a 16 gauge J.C. Higgins bolt action. Then went to a Remington 870 for about 5 or 6 years. After that I bought a Ruger Red Label, shot trap at least once a week with it for at least 10 years. Got married and only shot a couple of times a year after that. Along the way I picked up a left handed 1100 that is pretty good for trap also, but get the little piece that keeps the shell from ejecting, that way you are not flinging empty hulls at your neighbor on the range. The proper name for it escapes me at the moment. Someone will chime in with the proper name though.
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F15830 1100 BARREL STUD TB (DEFLECTOR BUTTON--TRAP BBL) MUST BE SOLDERED $4.12
But, first you must drill a hole in the barrel extension. After you have a/the hole, a piece of wire epoxied in place works fine. If you gat a look at one what you need is obvious. If you start a little too long with the wire it's easy to shorten. In the mean time a rubber band around the receiver partly covering the ejection port will do.
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Good advice, thanks...

first... nothing at all wrong with the Browning Citori... I just don't want to spend the money for one at this point...

I really would like to find a reasonably priced Ruger Red Label but they are usually up around 1k or more... also... I had several shooters tell me that the Ruger was a really great gun for this type of shooting...

I will check out the others mentioned... that little Twelvette shoots really nice... best dove gun I ever shouldered... maybe I'll just use that one... I am left handed but shoot a right handed 1100..

I will take the advice and not buy anything until I am pretty sure of the feel and how it shoulders.

I sort of like the Winchester 101 also... not sure about that however..

Gun shop steered me away from the Winchester... it looked nice but ... who knows.

I also was wondering about the screw out chokes??? How are they in this type of shooting...

thanks for the info... I'll check out the guns mentioned.
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You might want to start talking to a different bunch of people. The original Ruger Red Label had a lot of issues. They discontinued it and came out with a revised edition. It died even quicker and they now no longer sell shotguns OR provide service on them.
For Sporting Clays just about everyone has barrels with choke tubes so you can suit the pattern to the shot presentation.
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